2014 Domaine Bruno Colin Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes (Elsewhere $40)

SKU #1313556 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A more complex nose consists of pepper and red and dark currant aromas that display a hint of the sauvage. The round and relatively generous medium-bodied flavors possess good punch on the clean and again mildly rustic finish where a hint of bitter cherry appears. This could easily be enjoyed young though I would advise giving it at least a year of bottle age first.  (4/2016)

Wine Spectator

 An oaky style, yet also generous, with cherry, currant and iron flavors. Supple, balanced and should come together soon. Drink now through 2023  (2/2017)

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Staff Image By: Anthony Gittings | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2017 | Send Email
I tried this gem at one of our recent burgundy tastings, and felt compelled to share what I found. Fresh strawberries and tangy cherries pleasantly present themselves, while the touches of fresh herbs add complexity and intrigue. Sharp acid and hints of mint help lift and soften this deliciously savory wine. This would go amazing with roasted duck or creamy cheeses.

Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2017 | Send Email
French poet Paul Verlaine once exclaimed, “ No color, only nuance!” Well, this delicately-hued, translucent Santenay from Bruno Colin has plenty of nuance in its attractive aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, orange peel, rhubarb and tart cherry, with luscious, bright acidity and a pure, lustrous finish. My favorite Pinot among our recent staff tasting, this wine will endear those who appreciate beauty, restraint and finesse over a blast of fruit and bombast as the finest attributes of this grape.
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Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/12/2017 | Send Email
The average age of the vines used in this wine are over 50 years old! The Santenay 2014 from Bruno Colin is a crunchy, fresh, vibrant wine. Fruit flavors are definitely on the red side of the spectrum, with plenty of strawberry and cherry hints. The wine shows lots of zip and acidity, with hints sweet herb and menthol flavors which lingering in the background. Enjoy this wine tonight grilled chicken or salmon.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.